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Brethertons LLP

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Brian Auld

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Brethertons LLP

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Company commercial.


Brian is a company commercial solicitor and became partner at Brethertons in 1995 when the firm and Brian’s previous firm (Auld & Jardine) merged. Brian advises commercial clients on matters ranging from standard trading terms to business acquisitions and sales. He qualified as a solicitor in 1983 and has experience of working for the European Commission in Brussels as well as working as an in-house lawyer for Toshiba and other companies. He has particular expertise in the buying and selling of businesses, business contracts and the incorporation of professional firms. His sector expertise includes IP/IT, having worked as an in-house lawyer for various technology based businesses.


Trained Field Fisher & Martineau (now Field Fisher Waterhouse); qualified 1983; partner Brethertons 1995.




Friends School, Great Ayton, Middlesbrough; The Dukes Grammar School, Alnwick, Northumberland; Leeds Polytechnic (now Leeds Metropolitan University) (1979 BA Law 2:2; 1979 Diploma in European Law).


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South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Brethertons LLP's areas of expertise include the property management, healthcare, and banking and finance sectors. The practice has had a significant number of instructions on acquisitions and disposals, commercial agreements and business structures, together with work advising clients on compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. Alison McCormack and Brian Auld lead on corporate and commercial matters respectively.

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South East: TMT

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Brethertons LLP's Brian Auld handles IP-related matters for companies from industries such as education, retail, healthtech and IT. Specialist areas of knowledge and expertise include identifying IP issues for software development and licensing projects, advising on technology developments, and the commercialisation of IT assets. Recent highlights have seen the practice advise on the terms and conditions of a licence agreement for the provision of software and assist with the acquisition of know-how, copyright material and software.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Brethertons LLP's IP practice is led by Brian Auld, who has niche expertise in advising clients on dealership and distributorship transactions and software agreements. Auld acted on a couple of significant matters for a healthcare sector client on the assignment of intellectual property as part of a company sale and on a trademark licence agreement. Auld is primarily assisted by commercial lawyer Leanne Lawrence and solicitor Ben Hancox.

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